CPA Passport to Opportunity
October 24, 2011
Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown College
For the 4th consecutive year, Elizabethtown College and a local PICPA (Pennsylvania Institute of CPA's) chapter co-hosted one of the "CPA - Passport to Opportunity" programs that occurred across the state. The program was a one day event that invited students from surrounding high schools to learn about the diverse career paths in accounting first hand from local CPA's. Speakers talked to groups of students about their unique career and school experiences, as well as how to find a work-life balance. The session also included an opportunity to ask questions of some of our current accounting majors and the attendees were given information on the college admissions process and how to apply to college. Attendance was in excess of 175 high school students and educators.
Professor Terrie Riportella, Edgar T. Bitting Chair of Accounting and Director of Accounting Program, welcomed the students and educators at 9:30 a.m. and was involved in a panel along with other Elizabethtown College Accounting students from 10:10-11:30 a.m.